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Committee Of Public Safety

<center><b>Essay Topic: Discuss the motives of the Committee of Public Safety and the role they played in the running of France (up to 27 July 1794)</b></center> <br> <br>"Anarchy within, invasion without. A country cracking from outside pressure, disintegrating from internal strain. Revolution at its height" This was the country the Committee of Public Safety ("The committee"), inherited and it was announced their mission by the Convention, to "create a viable (republican) state amid political turmoil"...

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Reign of Terror

Criticism of the Reign of Terror The ‘Reign of Terror' was the name given to the actions of the ‘Committee of Public Safety' from the years between 1791-1794. Their actions can be justified, but can hold just as much criticism along with it. In my opinion, there could have been better ways to move the revolution along and the ‘Reign of Terror' should have never happened. After the French Revolution, Edmund Burke from Great Britain became one of the most famous critics of the Revolution. Burke...

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Twelve Who Ruled

the Committee of Public Safety, and the organizational structure of the terror. Palmer then smoothly moves on to discuss the "foreign plot" and how the committee dealt with it. He goes on to explain the "Doom at Lyons" by giving a very detailed description of the events that went on there. Palmer then proceeds to depict the missions at Alsace and Brittany. In the last few chapters of the book, he slowly and carefully shows the winding down and eventual collapse of the Committee of Public Safety's...

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Reign of Terror

the leader of the Committee of Public Safety which was created by the National Convention. In 1793, the Jacobins removed the weak Girondists, and set themselves as the new members of the committee ( TellingIt ; Mytholyoke ). Thus, the foundation of the Terror is centered on the April 1793 creation of the Committee of Public Safety and its militant Jacobin delegates. The National Convention believed that the Committee needed to rule with "near dictatorial power" and the Committee was delegated new...

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Reign of Terror

the revolutionary were interested and liked what he was saying. The new leader of the Jacobins was Robespierre under whom the Committee of Public Safety was established. The Sans Culottes were workman, who fought for survival. They were radical people who took part in the more violent events of the revolution. The National Convention created the Committee of Public Safety; it consists of nine members of the convention. The 1st and the 2nd estate are the church (priests) and the nobles. The National...

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Assess the Contribution of Terror to the French Revolution.

the State and were expelled from the Convention. Many were imprisoned and later executed. The Jacobins now dominated political life in France, and they transferred power from the Convention to two tight-knit groups, the Committee for General Security and the Committee of Public Safety, having Robespierre as their key figure. Economic conditions pushed the Revolution in a more extreme direction in 1793. Inflation created fear of starvation; food shortages became serious. Prices rose almost daily and...

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World History Notes Chapter 18 Section3

World History Notes Chapter 18 Section 3 Coach King Cierra Butler A Period Suffrage- the right to vote Robespierre- a shrewd lawyer and politician, quickly rose to the leadership of the Committee of Public Safety. Reign of Terror- which lasted from September 1793 to July 1794. Guillotine- the engine of the terror, its fast-falling blade extinguished life instantly. Napoleon Bonaparte- a popular military hero who had won a series of brilliant victories against the Austrians in Italy. Nationalism-...

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Causes of the Reign of Terror

Robespierre became leader of the Committee of Public Safety, he overpowered France and dominated the public, leading to the terror. Some believe that the terror occurred to stop counter-revolutionaries, such as the War in Vendée, and happened because of the factions between the Jacobins and Girondins. The Reign of Terror was the governments reaction’s to counter-revolutionary threats occurring particularly in the Vendée region of France in 1793. Here the public armed themselves in order to attempt...

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Chapter 18 Section 3 Outline

nobility. During the early months of the Republic, the Convention also put Louis XVI on trial as a traitor to France. The king was convicted by a single vote and sentenced to death. On a foggy morning in January 1793, Louis mounted a scaffold in a public square in Paris. He started to speak, “Frenchmen, I die innocent. I pardon the authors of my death. I pray God that the blood about to be spilt will never fall upon the head of France. . . .” Then a roll of drums drowned out his words. Moments later...

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The Mentality of the French Revolution

between the rural and urban populations in order to mobilize the country for war. The Jacobin government‘s means for persuasion-combined policies meant to address grievances while using tactics of intimidation and coercion. The Committee of Public Safety was the executive committee of the National Convention in power and ordered mass arrests of anyone thought to be a threat to the national security. Internal enemies included deserters as well as citizens expressing disagreement with the revolutionary...

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